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Audiences of His Highness the Amir

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:23am
KUWAIT, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim.His Highness the Amir also received His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh ...

Kuwait affirms full support to Palestinian legitimate rights

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:20am
NEW YORK, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait affirmed on Wednesday its full support toward the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to get their legitimate political rights by establishing their independent State on their territory according ...

Trump warns N. Korea not to 'underestimate US'

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:08am
TOKYO, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump denounced North Korea's nuclear adventurism and "cruel dictatorship," warning it not to "underestimate" US strength, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday. In his ...

Constitutional Court rejects contestation against Anti-Corruption Authority Law (financial liability)

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:05am
Constitutional Court rejects contestation against Anti-Corruption Authority Law (financial liability) ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:56am
LOCAL : KUWAIT -- A growing number of Kuwaiti couples are welcoming parentless children at their homes providing them with love, care and protection which they are yearning for. Report by Munira Al-Rabiah. (Issued at 9:55 am local time.) Editor on ...

UK Foreign Sec. says (IS) lost 90 percent of its territories in Iraq, Syria

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:15am
LONDON, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- UK Foreign Secretary said Wednesday that Daesh (So-called Islamic State (IS) have lost 90 percent of the territory they once held in Iraq and Syria, including Raqqa, their erstwhile capital, and 6 million people have been ...

UN adopts resolution on pirates, armed robbery at sea coast of Somalia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:12am
NEW YORK, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- The Security Council adopted a resolution to condemn the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia and to call for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their ...

Adoptive families on rise in Kuwait

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:53am
By Munira Al-Rabiah KUWAIT, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- A growing number of Kuwaiti couples are welcoming parentless children at their homes providing them with love, care and protection which they are yearning for. "I were living in fear and anxiety, till ...

US reiterates ceasefire in Ukraine due to Russian-led shelling

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:48pm
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The US reiterated its call for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday where Russian forces have shelled two water-filtration plants."It is considered especially dangerous because some shells have fallen as close to as ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Tuesday until 00:00 GMT

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:48pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is keen on taking decisions to protect the stability and security of Kuwait, said Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim. KUWAIT - The Kuwaiti Cabinet fiercely ...

6th Cairo Artworks, Media Mondial kicks off

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:45pm
CAIRO, Nov. 7 (KUNA) -- The sixth Cairo Artworks and Media Mondial kicked off late Tuesday under the slogan "Terror will not break us" in the presence of a large number of prominent art and media figures from Egypt and the Arab world."I welcome all ...

US urges Burma to repatriate Rohingya Muslims as quickly as possible

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:15pm
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The US administration is urging Burma to repatriate its Rohingya Muslim population as quickly as possible, a senior diplomatic officials said Wednesday citing the "shocking" conditions of the refugee camps.Repeating the ...

Saudi council affirms commitment to economic rights of individuals, corporates

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:04pm
RIYADH, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Economic Affairs and Development Council stressed commitment to safeguard the economic and financial rights of national and foreign investors and corporates in the Kingdom.In a meeting chaired by Saudi Crown Prince ...

Int'l sports conf. serves women on many levels - Sheikha Naeema

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:34pm
ABU DHABI, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The International Conference of Sports for Women (ICSW) serves women on many levels, Sheikha Naeema Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, head of the GCC organizational committee for women sports said Tuesday.She told reporters after the ...

UN deeply concerned about humanitarian situation in Syria's E. Ghouta

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:18pm
NEW YORK, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in East Ghouta in Syria."Almost 400,000 civilians remain inside the besieged area where they face deteriorating ...

EU military chiefs discuss fight against terrorism

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:29pm
BRUSSELS, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The European Union Military Committee met Tuesday at the level of Chiefs of Defence and discussed the fight against terrorism and the prevention of radicalisation, and in particular the threat of so-called Islamic State ...

Egyptian court orders retrial of seven defendants over links with IS

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:21pm
CAIRO, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Cassation Court on Tuesday cancelled death and jail sentences against seven defendants who were accused of establishing links with the so-called Islamic State group.The court ordered a retrial for the seven ...

US Amb. to NATO: "Our alliance" in Mideast very strong

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:27pm
BRUSSELS, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The new US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Tuesday the US is prepared to face any turmoil in the Middle East."Certainly we are looking at all of our defense capabilities for any turmoil in the Middle East. ...

Pence, Ghani discuss security situation in Afghanistan

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:26pm
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- US Vice President Mike Pence and Afghani President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday discussed in a phone call the security situation in Afghanistan, the Office of the Vice President announced.They also tackled the impact of ...

Oil will remain fuel of choice for foreseeable future - OPEC

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:25pm
VIENNA, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecast that oil would remain a fuel of choice for the foreseeable future."Oil is expected to remain the fuel with the largest share in the energy mix throughout the ...